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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Students swarmed the Reilly Center court Friday night after the Bonnies put an abrupt end to the longest active winning streak in Division I basketball. Matt Mobley, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, scored 26 points as the Bonnies ups…

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Canisius men's lacrosse starts a new era Saturday. The Golden Griffins play Dartmouth on the road at 1 p.m., the first game under head coach Mark Miyashita. It'll be strange for many to see anyone but Randy Mearns directing the Golden Griffin sideline. The Canisius alum left his alma mater in June after 19 years as the head coach to build a new program at St. Bonaventur…

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Lockport wins NFL title Ashlynn Johnson hit four 3-pointers to help Lockport girls basketball defeat Kenmore East in the first NFL crossover basketball championships. The Lions held Kenmore East’s star Serena Sordetto to 10 points in the 47-35 victory. “The defense of Jasmine White and Kourtney Krchniak was unbelievable,” Lockport coach Joe Catalano said. Daizh…

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University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has repeated one phrase over and over this season: The Mid-American Conference is a multi-bid league. "I know that we're a two-team (league), maybe even a three-team," Legette-Jack said. "It's time for everyone to be talking about the MAC conference. ... I've been saying this since September and now eve…

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The Chippewas have finally fallen. UB women's basketball team (20-4, 11-2 Mid-American Conference) got free throws from Stephanie Reid and Cassie Oursler down the stretch and defended a potential tying 3-point shot in the closing seconds to hand Central Michigan (20-4, 12-1 MAC) its first loss of the MAC season. Oursler had 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Reid scored 2…

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Canisius coach Reggie Witherspoon knows running a college basketball team is as much a mental battle as it is a tactical one. His team beat the Fairfield Stags Monday night at the Koessler Athletic Center by a lopsided final score, 81-63. It wasn't always that distant though, as the teams played a back-and-forth first 20 minutes and entered the halftime break tied at 43…

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Canisius men's basketball moved back into a tie with Rider at the top of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings, defeating Fairfield, 81-63, at the Koessler Athletic Center on Monday. The Golden Griffins (18-9, 12-2 MAAC) have won five straight and 14 of their last 15 games en route to their best conference start in program history. The Griffs used a 21-4 run …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Jaylen Adams: The star point guard etched his name into St. Bonaventure men's basketball lore, hitting a school record 10 three-point shots en route to a second straight game of 40 or more points against Saint Louis at the Reilly Center. By scoring 40 against Duquesne an…

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If you came to KeyBank Center Saturday night and couldn't tell which team was the reigning National Lacrosse League champion, you'd be forgiven. The Buffalo Bandits dominated the Georgia Swarm nearly start to finish, upsetting the 2017 champs 18-9. The Bandits have won four straight, catapulting themselves into first place in the East Division at 6-3. The Toronto Roc…

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The Buffalo Bandits showed no signs of fatigue after taking a bus home from their game in Connecticut Friday night, defeating the defending National Lacrosse League champion Georgia Swarm, 18-9, on Saturday. Buffalo held onto the top spot in the East Division with the victory. Buffalo's Josh Byrne and Callum Crawford each had three goals and three assists. Jordan Dursto…

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The difference between Dina Allen and Fraser McIntyre's hockey careers is stark. Allen played at Nichols, on travel teams with boys and girls, in the old National Women's Hockey League and collegiately at Princeton University. McIntyre didn't even play for his high school team, extending his career by playing in house leagues. Neither was able to complete the dream of r…

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Lancaster native Adam Page has become a stalwart of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. He's played in five sled hockey world championships and nine World Sled Hockey Challenge tournaments. He's currently prepping for his third Paralympic Games, having already won gold twice. He's not tired of the world stage yet, though. "It never gets old getting to wear the USA je…

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When you get drafted by a team that already has Lyle and Miles Thompson, Shayne Jackson, Randy Staats, Jesse King, Kiel Matisz and Johnny Powless, it's going to be tough to crack the offensive unit. That's the situation former Silver Creek lacrosse star Zed Williams was thrown in when he was selected fourth overall by the reigning National Lacrosse League champion Georg…

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday at New England at Mohegan Sun Arena; 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Georgia at KeyBank Center Online: NLL TV Radio: 1520 AM Records: Buffalo 4-3, New England 4-2, Georgia 3-3 Last time out: Buffalo avenged an early-season blowout loss to Rochester, defeating the Knighthawks 16-14 thanks to 11 points from Dhane Smith and five goals from Josh By…

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HarborCenter played host to the U.S. National sled hockey team's penultimate Paralympic Games tuneup Thursday night. A little over a month from competition in South Korea, the Americans looked strong against their arch rival. U.S. forward Declan Farmer scored twice as the Americans defeated Canada, 2-1, in the first of a two-game border series. Canada scored the firs…